Placement Of Steam Equipment In Hotel Kitchen

The floor space, plumbing connections, and power sources available in your kitchen frequently influence your choice of steam equipment. Here’s a rundown of the seven most important factors to consider when evaluating a potential steam installation site.

  1. A floor drain is required on most steamers to remove condensate from the cooking compartment and the boiler.
  2. Determine the water quality and, if necessary, provide for a water softener.
  3. Floor drains in front of tilting pans and kettles help keep liquids on the kitchen floor contained.
  4. Sizes of water inlets and drains should be determined by the manufacturer. An air gap between the steam generator and the floor drain is recommended.
  5. The floor drain should be placed outside the equipment’s perimeter. This prevents the venting steam from rising and condensing on the electrical components of the unit.
  6. Look at your city or county ordinances for proper ventilation and fire suppression requirements for steam-operated equipment.
  7. Consider the proximity of electrical power to the equipment. Even if you’re using a gas-fired boiler, you may need electricity to power the appliance itself.